Posts Tagged ‘eggs’

Spinach and Cheddar Frittata

October 12, 2009
Spinach & Mozzarella Frittata with Mushrooms

Spinach & Mozzarella Frittata with Mushrooms

Tonight was one of those evenings…the ones where at 7:30 we were starving, and not only had I not given dinner one thought, but we were out of leftovers, I had no meat thawed, and I was not in the mood to cook!

This recipe has become a favorite for times such as this.  It’s versatile and can be tweaked almost any way depending on what you have on hand…

Cheese and Spinach Frittata

Yield – 8 slices / Time in Kitchen – 15 minutes

  • 6 eggs
  • about 1 cup spinach (fresh chopped or frozen)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • Fresh chopped or Dehydrated Onion (optional)
  • Crushed herbs or other seasoning (optional)
  • Mushrooms, diced bell pepper or tomatoes, other veggies (optional) 
  • Diced meat (optional – cooked ham slices or sandwich meat work great, or shredded chicken)
  • about 1 cup shredded cheese, any type
  1. Beat eggs and seasoning together in a large bowl.
  2. Fold in your additions and about half the cheese 
  3. Cook mixture in a large, greased skillet (as you would scrambled eggs) no more than 2-3 min or just before eggs begin to set.
  4. Transfer the still-gooey mixture into a greased pie plate, top with remaining cheese, and bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until eggs set and cheese on top bubbles. 
  5. Serve with toast and fruit or sliced tomato drizzled with vinaigrette and frozen dinner rolls

I love this recipe because it has all the healthy goodness and speed of an omlet, with the texture of a Quiche.  As I mentioned, it’s an extremely versatile recipe and another great way to use up veggies which have started to droop.  It’s also very protein rich and quite filling, so husbands need not be afraid of having a “girly dinner” :-)         

Modification Ideas:

  • Start with a base of eggs and chopped spinach, and go from there!
  • If you don’t have spinach on hand, substitute other veggies…peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, be creative and use what you have around.
  • Match your seasoning with your cheese…dill and swiss, mozzarella and basil, rosemary and cheddar, salsa and colby jack,  be creative!
  • Keep it simple…make sure you don’t have too many overpowering or competing flavors; mushrooms, mozzarella and Italian Seasoning make a perfectly simple and delicious addition to the eggs and spinach base.
  • Diced ham or shredded chicken can add wonderful flavor, but kep in mind you are getting all the protein you need in a main dish from the eggs, so no need to worry if you don’t have any meat on hand!